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Looking for a wireless solution using Audio Optical

by jschwindler / May 29, 2015 2:27 AM PDT

I have what appears to be a unique situation. I am attempting to set up a projector with a sound bar in my living room. The audio/video source is a PS4 (equipped with audio optical output), and the video will be HDMI into the projector.

I cannot get cable to the projector location, which lead me down the wireless path.

The challenge I am facing is finding a component that accepts audio optical in, and will transmit to the sound bar. I have tried scouring the internet for bluetooth components and most recently looked into Sonos Hi-Fi to take advantage of the Wi-Fi network. All dead ends.

If Sony would open the native Bluetooth capabilities on the PS4 allowing me to pair a sound bar, my problem would be solved.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Clarification Request
Why not use HDMI for the audio?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 2:38 AM PDT
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Wire is the issue
by jschwindler / May 29, 2015 2:54 AM PDT

I cannot get any wire (HDMI or other) going from the sound bar to the PS4 or projector. The projector and PS4 will be behind the couch, and the screen and sound bar 15 feet away on the other side of the room. There is a power outlet for the sound bar, but thats it.

PS4 audio Optical out -> (mystery component) -> (wireless connection) -> sound bar located under screen

PS4 Video HDMI -> Projector

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cannot get any wire (HDMI or other) going from the sound bar
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 3:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Wire is the issue
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Why the projector matters.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 3:18 AM PDT

I would consider putting the audio Bluetooth transmitter up there on the audio out jack of the projector. It has power up there, and all the projectors I've used that have HDMI in have an analog stereo out.
Bob

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Nope, and this is why
by Pepe7 / May 29, 2015 3:30 AM PDT

The projector should be used only for video. Why? It's more desirable to avoid another 'monkey in the middle', especially with audio that can lead to delays. Also, more importantly, because the PS4 is capable of simultaneous signal output from HDMI & it's native digital optical output. The logistics of the soundbar make this the only way it's going to work. The audioengine product I cited above will work better than BT too since there won't be any audio delay or muffled sound, and it doesn't require wifi.

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PS4 audio is full of monkeys.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope, and this is why

Sony must of admitted defeat on lag induced by BlueTooth (BT.) For me I don't care for BT audio. Not only is there lag but many products BEEP! loudly on startup/connect etc.

Receivers sort of deal with this lag by letting us adjust it back so lip sync isn't so bad.

But here is a PS4 but no story if they plan to game. If they game I bet they will scream about the lag later. Fix? Just move the soundbar or such to the back of the coach.
Bob

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It's pretty straightforward to split audio/video
by Pepe7 / May 29, 2015 4:30 AM PDT

Until I hear specifics about a gaming requirement though, I'm not going to bother even bringing that up Wink

cheers

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*Which* projector? (make/model please)
by Pepe7 / May 29, 2015 3:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Wire is the issue

That way I can assist.

cheers

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Epson
by jschwindler / May 29, 2015 10:21 AM PDT

Model number H311A

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If I know the soundbard make/model...
by Pepe7 / May 29, 2015 3:19 AM PDT
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This too
by Pepe7 / May 29, 2015 3:27 AM PDT
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